Press Releases

Assemblymember Wicks Delays Employer Vaccine Verification Bill (AB 1993)

SACRAMENTO — On Tuesday, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks released the following statement regarding the decision to hold Assembly Bill 1993, which would require all California businesses to require their employees and independent contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Asm. Wicks Introduces Housing Opportunities for Everyone (HOPE) Act

ACA 14 would establish dedicated, long-term funding for solutions to housing and homelessness crisis

SACRAMENTO — On Friday, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks introduced the Housing Opportunities for Everyone (HOPE) Act, a constitutional amendment establishing a long-term funding stream dedicated to solving California’s housing and homelessness crisis. 

Proposed Vaccine Verification Bill to Hold Until 2022

OAKLAND, CA – On Monday, Asm. Wicks announced that she will hold her proposed vaccine verification bill from moving forward in the State Legislature until 2022, in order to allow more time to create the strongest policy possible, and provide for additional stakeholder collaboration.

Asm. Wicks Announces Bill to Address Racial Healthcare Disparities

OAKLAND — To begin addressing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) is taking the lead and working with frontline healthcare workers in SEIU-United Healthcare Workers (SEIU-UHW) to champion the Race & Healthcare Transparency Act (AB 1204).

Asm. Wicks Announces Highlights of 2021 Legislative Package

OAKLAND – On Wednesday, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (AD-15) unveiled highlights from her 2021 legislative package, policies designed to protect working families, renters, and Californians recovering from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.